Carterton as a Place to Live and Work
Carterton is the second largest town in West Oxfordshire and is situated some 2 miles south of the A40 to the south-west of Witney. The town lies on the edge of the Thames Valley and is close to the Cotswold area of outstanding natural beauty.
Carterton's population has more than trebled in size during the last 30 years, to a present total of about 14,000. This figure will continue to increase as some 1000 new homes are built in the development area to the north east of the town.
Much of this high development rate has been due to the presence of the adjoining RAF Brize Norton air base. Carterton is proud of its close and friendly relationship with the Royal Air Force, which is the largest employer in the area. Other local employment is found on the Southern Industrial Estate where there is a wide range of companies of all sizes. A new Business Park covering some 23 acres is to be developed to the east of the town. The attraction of Carterton to major employers will continue to increase now that the link road to the A40 has been completed.
A new leisure centre with a 25 m swimming pool, a children's pool and a fitness suite opened in 2003. The centre has been provided by West Oxfordshire District Council and is run by Wycombe Leisure. The District Council has also provided new playing pitches and a pavilion.
The current planned growth of the town will be matched by improvements to the town centre and local facilities. The Town Council is working with West Oxfordshire District Council and Oxfordshire County Council to attract new shops and businesses to the town and also to provide much needed sport and leisure facilities. Carterton has the usual commercial facilities of a town of 14,000 population and in addition enjoys a private market every Thursday.
Are you starting or running a Business in Carterton?
If you are starting a new business in Carterton or are looking to expand or move into the area, the Business Support Team at West Oxfordshire District Council can help.
If you would like further information on Commercial/Retail Properties, Planning Issues, Business Rates or just need to discuss your idea and find further sources of help please contact Diane Chung on 01993 861485, email firstname.lastname@example.org or visit the website at www.westoxon.gov.uk/business.
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